Mezonte Tepe Agave Spirit

Mezonte Tepe Agave Spirit

Item # 39503 750mL
$174.96/ Single Bottle
ABV
47.00%
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Producer

Item Notes

  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

Tasting Notes

Situated on the border of of Durango and Jalisco, the community that makes this mezcal, traditionally for local rituals, chooses to remain anonymous. The few bottles they are now sharing with the outside world are a rare treasure. Batch 1 is comes from 100% Cenizo agave processed by hand and distilled in clay pot stills. Total yield for this batch was 110 liters. The spirit is full bodied, rich and complex. The aromas are a heady mix of Douglas Fir, wild lime, walnut oil and cacao fruit, while the palate is a mix of savory and sweet with tastes of the orchard at the front and smoke and brined herbs on the finish.


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Agave

Also called “maguey,” agave refers to a family of succulents that are not, surprisingly, related to any cactus. The plants grow in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Agave has a sweet, mild flavor when cooked. There are more than 300 agave species; an agave plant takes eight to twelve years to mature. The juice of the blue agave, cultivated primarily in the state of...

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